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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Care Homes: Derbyshire (26 Jan 2022)

Lord Kamall: The commissioning of care and support services is a matter for local authorities, who are best placed to understand and plan for the care needs of their local populations. There are currently 271 active locations registered as care homes in the county of Derbyshire. Of these, nine are rated outstanding, 200 are rated as good, 52 are rated as requires improvement and seven are rated as...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Supported Housing: Older People (26 Jan 2022)

Lord Kamall: The white paper commits to incentivise the supply of supported housing, including housing-with-care and integrated retirement communities through the Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund, with £213 million available over the next three years. This is alongside a new £300 million investment to connect housing with health and care, increase the supply of supported housing and local...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Care Homes: Derbyshire (26 Jan 2022)

Lord Kamall: We have had no such discussions. The commissioning of care and support services is a matter for local authorities, who are best placed to understand and plan for the care needs of their local populations. Under the Care Act 2014, local authorities are required to shape their local markets and ensure that people have a range of high-quality, sustainable, and person-centred care and support...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Ophthalmic Services: National Clinical Directors (26 Jan 2022)

Lord Kamall: NHS England and NHS Improvement have advised they are planning to commence the recruitment process shortly for the role of a National Clinical Director for Eye Care.

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Entry to Venues and Events) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 - Motion to Approve (25 Jan 2022)

Lord Kamall: Moved by Lord Kamall That the Regulations laid before the House on 15 December 2021 be approved. Relevant documents: 21st Report from the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments (special attention drawn to the instrument). 25th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee. Considered in Grand Committee on 19 January. Motion agreed.

Health and Care Bill - Committee (5th Day) (Continued): Amendment 93 (24 Jan 2022)

Lord Kamall: I assume it will be but, as I am about to say on a number of other issues, there is clearly a lot to take back to the department, not only tonight but on the whole Bill. I pledge to take that back to the department. Where there is only one possible provider or where the incumbent is delivering well, it is intended that the regime will enable commissioners to continue contracts in an efficient...

Health and Care Bill - Committee (5th Day) (Continued) (24 Jan 2022)

Lord Kamall: You can tell the noble Lord used to have my job, because he clearly anticipated the exciting bit—perhaps not exciting, but more practical—I was coming to. It is quite clear there is a strength of feeling on this issue—

Health and Care Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 78 (24 Jan 2022)

Lord Kamall: ...has been really interesting to hear from experts who themselves have engaged in clinical research. I start by thanking my noble friends Lady McIntosh of Pickering and Lady Blackwood and the noble Lords, Lord Sharkey and Lord Kakkar, for bringing this debate before the Committee today. I also thank the noble Lord, Lord Howarth, for his points about the arts and social prescribing. Before I...

Health and Care Bill - Committee (5th Day): Motion (24 Jan 2022)

Lord Kamall: Moved by Lord Kamall That the House do now resolve itself into Committee.

Sugar - Question (24 Jan 2022)

Lord Kamall: My Lords, consuming too much sugar can lead to weight gain, which in turn increases the risk of serious diseases such as cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and Covid-19. It also increases the risk of tooth decay. Through the healthy weight strategy, we are delivering a sugar reduction and reformulation programme, including the soft drinks industry levy, and legislating to restrict the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hospitals: Construction (24 Jan 2022)

Lord Kamall: There have been 19 new hospitals brought into operation in England since 2010. This includes one hospital completed since Government’s commitment in October 2020 to deliver 48 hospitals by 2030 and 18 completed prior to that announcement.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health and Social Services: Staff (24 Jan 2022)

Lord Kamall: No formal assessment has been made. Safe staffing levels remain the responsibility of local clinical and other leaders, supported by national guidance and regulated by the Care Quality Commission. The monthly workforce statistics for October 2021 show that there over 1.2 million full time equivalent staff in the National Health Service. Since October 2020, there are 4,800 more doctors, over...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Defibrillators (24 Jan 2022)

Lord Kamall: Improving bystander use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) was assessed as part of the NHS Long Term Plan. The Plan sets out that a national network of community first responders and AEDs could save up to 4,000 lives each year by 2028. With growing public awareness and acceptance of AEDs, many community defibrillators have since been provided in public locations such as shopping...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Travel: Coronavirus (24 Jan 2022)

Lord Kamall: The Republic of Ireland is within the common travel area. People travelling to England from the Republic of Ireland who have not been outside the common travel area in the period 10 days before arrival in England are not required to take a pre-departure test. As of 14 January 2022, the Irish Government’s advice for travellers states that “With effect from Thursday 6 January 2022,...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health and Social Services: Coronavirus (24 Jan 2022)

Lord Kamall: In the month to 5 January 2022, the average daily number of staff absent from work in National Health Service hospital trusts for COVID-19 related reasons was 30,637. This compares to a peak of over 100,000 absences per day in April 2020 and over 50,000 absences per day in January 2021. The Department does not hold data on the number of carers absent from work due to COVID-19 over the last...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Respiratory Syncytial Virus (24 Jan 2022)

Lord Kamall: There is a national response and governance in place to manage surges in paediatric respiratory infections, including Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). This includes monitoring of relevant data on RSV prevalence and hospital activity and a coordinated approach with the devolved administrations. Sentinel surveillance of RSV cases was established in May 2021 to expand sample testing and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Public Health: Finance (24 Jan 2022)

Lord Kamall: Local authority Public Health Grant allocations for 2022/23 will be confirmed shortly.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (24 Jan 2022)

Lord Kamall: Mandatory vaccine or test based certification was introduced in certain non-essential settings across England from 15 December 2021. Visitors to specified settings are required to show evidence of their COVID-19 status. This can be obtained either through full vaccination, a recent negative test result or an exemption on the basis of medical reasons or clinical trial participation. Vaccine or...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Tobacco: Health Hazards (24 Jan 2022)

Lord Kamall: Combustible tobacco products, such as cigarettes and rolling tobacco, are responsible for 448,030 hospital admissions and approximately 64,000 deaths a year. Users of non-combustible tobacco products, such as traditional chewing tobacco, can be exposed to similar or even higher levels of cancer-causing chemicals. As all tobacco products are harmful to health, it remains the Government’s...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (24 Jan 2022)

Lord Kamall: The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advised that severely immunosuppressed individuals aged 12 years old and over who have completed their primary course of three doses should be offered a booster dose, with a minimum of three months between the third primary and booster dose. Those who have not yet received their third dose may receive this immediately, with a booster...


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